Volume 14 Number 4 Article 5 Pages: 70-70
Year 1960 Month 6
Title: The Monroe Apple
Author: L.G. Klein
Ten years ago, a new apple variety
was introduced by the New York State
Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva,
It was named "Monroe"
after Monroe County in Western
The new variety resulted from a
cross between Tonathan x Rome Beauty
and is considered as a dual purpose
variety—being a good dessert variety
as well as a good processing type.
fruit runs medium to large in size, .develops
an excellent, nearly solid red
color, is firm fleshed, of sub acid flavor
and good quality.
The trees are apparently
hardy, annually productive, and
the fruit hangs well without the use
of a stop-drop spray.
It was introduced
as a possible replacement for Baldwin,
an old variety with many horticultural
Monroe is subject to Powdery
Mildew, and the usual precautions for
the control of this disease should be
Thousands of Monroe trees have
been planted in western New York
and many fine reports from both growers
and processors would seem to indicate
that Monroe is destined to become
an important commercial variety.—L. G. Klein, Geneva, N.Y.
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